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With reverse planning, it’s possible to calculate backwards, calculating bottom up from purchase orders till sales order. This is actually why we named it Reverse Planning, because it’s calculating reverse. And the point of that will be when you’ve made your breakdown of demands, you created production orders, if you use production, you create a purchase orders, and you talk to your vendors, and then you do the best on your vendor side.
So you make all the best agreements with your vendors, the best possible agreements. Now, when it doesn’t get better on the inbound purchase side, you might have to move demands, calculating bottom up. So this is what we’re doing now, by moving order dates within whatever interval we’re looking at here.
I would like the system to calculate starting from low level code two, then one, then zero, and suggesting which items to move. And as you can see here, it starts on the lower level items like spokes and rims and back wheels, and then it turns into bikes in the end. So it’s suggesting demand orders to move. And if I scroll right, I can see it’s suggesting here to move both production orders, sales orders, etc.
And if I’m filtering here on my sales orders, as an example, I’ll scroll out here again, I can see here that the calculation is that I should move my sales order with those source numbers from due dates here to new due dates here. This is all sales order lines that you can see in here. So for an example, you have the same sales order number on two of the lines here, it’s two different sales line that it needs to move to two different dates.
So with this functionality, it’s possible to do and reverse MRP planning to suggest which demand you will have to move to fulfill those demands.